Biography

Zaki Laïdi is a professor of International Relations at Sciences Po. He is the author of numerous books including “A World Without Meaning” (Routledge, 1998), “The Great Disruption” (Cambridge Polity, 2007), “Norms over Force: The Enigma of European Power” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), “Limited Achievements - Obama’s Foreign Policy” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). His latest book Europe in Reflux (in French, 2013, Presses de Sciences Po) questions Europe leadership. Zaki Laidi was the Strategy Advisor of the French Prime Minister between 2014-2016 and a Special Adviser to Pascal Lamy when the latter was commissioner for trade between 2000 and 2004. Zaki Laidi writes extensively in French and foreign newspapers on current events. He is currently conducting research about populism and protectionism.

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  • Professor at SciencesPo (Founder of Telos
  • Member of the French Commission on the White Paper on Foreign Policy and European affairs (2007-2008)
  • Member of the Universities' Freedoms and Responsabilities monitoring committee
  • Special Advisor to Pascal Lamy, E.U. Trade Commissioner for Trade (2000-2004)
  • Visiting Professor at the European Center of the Johns Hopkins Bologna (1992-1995), University of Montreal (2004), University of Geneva (2003 & 2004), Collège de Bruges (2004-2008), Luiss -Rome (2010-2011) and at the EGE of Rabat (2011-2012)
  • Visiting scholar at Ann Arbor University ( autumn 2007)  and Northwestern
    University ( autumn 2009)
  • Commentator on the TV channel France 24.

Distinctions: Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur

Fields of Research

  • Populism and protectionism
  • Europe as a global actor

 

Teaching at SciencesPo 2013-2014                      

  • Europe as a Global Actor (SciencesPo Paris, Formation Commune de Master), 24h.
  • Europe in Global Politics (SciencesPo, Doctoral School, seminar on international relations)
  • Coping with Multipolarity: The challenges of US foreign policy (Sciences Po Paris, Collège Universitaire/Bachelor - 24h) Program/Programme
  • Back to Realism: Obama's Foreign Policy (Sciences Po MAster PSIA - 24h):Program/Programme

 

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PhD Students

  • Raymond Steen Fonseca: "South Africa's foreign economic policy: Strategies of an emerging power"
  • Adina Crisan : "La construction d'une politique énergétique européenne face à la Russie. Le cas de l'Allemagne et de l'Italie"
  • Louis Denisty : "L'exportation de l'acquis communautaire dans la Politique Européenne de Voisinage"
  • Nicole Paula De Domingos: "L'Union européenne et le Brésil : analyse croisée des perceptions et des stratégies"

  • Isabelle Leblanc : "Usage de la force et maintien de la paix : la vision européenne à travers le cas de l'Afhganistan et du Kosovo"

  • Caroline Jochaud du Plessix: "De l'effectivité de la norme dans la politique internationale : l'exemple de la politique européenne vis-à-vis du conflit israélo-palestinien (1996 - 2007)"

  • Giulia Romano : "La puissance et la norme : les enjeux du changement climatique dans la relation entre l'Union européenne et la Chine"